Dept. of Counseling | School of Professional and Applied Psychology
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Department of Counseling 
School of Professional and Applied Psychology

The Department of Counseling houses the Master of Science (MS) in Mental Health Counseling program. This program offers a dynamic curriculum designed to prepare counselors to work in the mental health field or to pursue doctoral study in psychology and counseling.

PCOM MS in Counseling faculty train students to work in a variety of clinical settings with an emphasis on serving the underserved. Our students receive specialized training in cognitive behavioral approaches, empirically based assessments and treatments, consultation, and interprofessional collaboration. Each MS Counseling student also completes an advocacy project and engages in self-care initiatives. Each course has a diversity objective and assignment in which students explore various aspects of individual and cultural dimensions.

At PCOM, counseling graduate students focus on understanding the whole person in a manner that is consistent with the osteopathic philosophy of the university. Our faculty includes highly credentialed and respected practitioners and scholars in the specialties of counseling and counselor education who mentor students and provide a collaborative learning environment.

Lisa Corbin, PhD, LPC, NCC
Chair, Department of Counseling
Director of MS Counseling programs

For more information, please contact:

Melanie Fields, MS
Coordinator of Recruitment and Technology
Phone: 215-871-6439

Department Faculty

Lisa Corbin, PhD, LPC, NCC portrait

Lisa Corbin, PhD, LPC, NCC

Director of the MS Counseling Programs
Assistant Professor

Phone: 215-871-6469


Kerri Newton, PhD portrait

Kerri Newton, PhD

Assistant Professor
Director of Clinical Training

Phone: 215-871-6434


Brandon Tomlinson, PhD, LPCC, NCC portrait

Brandon Tomlinson, PhD, LPCC, NCC

Assistant Professor

Phone: 215-871-6546